Here's the next chapter. I hope you enjoy it. There is a lot of time skipping in this one. I just want to move this along, and get this to the good stuff. This is brought to you by two Christians, one 17, the other 21. He and I own nothing except the two O.C.'s that you will see. ScratchBeat is the Beta. He's new, but he's a huge help.
Ch. 2 Discovering Ki and a Dojutsu
"Common Naruto, we're gonna be late with out training with Gai-sensei," Katsumi shouted while banging on Naruto's door. "You know he likes promptness."
"I know, I know." Naruto said, as he opened the door to his apartment. It had been a month since she came to Konaha. So far Katsumi has been remembering flashes of things. She didn't know how but, somehow, she knew that Might Gai was a tijutsu master. He was more then happy to train them both.
They had to be there at the crack of dawn, so they got up early and got there in good time. They were five minutes early for their first training session.
"So what are we going to do for five minutes?" Naruto asked, looking tired. He wanted to go back to bed.
"How about we stretch to help us wake up?" she replied, and with that, she went through some stretches to help her limber up. Even Naruto joined in to occupy his time.
Exactly five minutes later, Gai showed up in a puff of smoke. "WELCOME, MY YOUTHFUL STUDENTS!" Gai exclaimed. "We are going to start with a little warm up run since you're so young. Fifty laps around the village! Yosh!"
"Fifty laps?" Naruto asked, he was frightened.
"That's right! Let's get started!"
The sun had risen just as the two finished. "Not bad, my youthful students! I'm certain that you'll be able to do twice as many in no time. Now let's do some stretching, don't want your muscles to become too sore."
After that, they got into exercises that would increase their stamina. They even learned some tijutsu from him, which was why they were there in the first place.
The Academy finally got started, and they were wound down, so they just paid attention to Iruka's class. That got some shocks out of the teachers and students alike.
"Okay kids, let's brake for lunch." Iruka said as he put his book down. Many of the children cheered at the sound of that announcement, and many walked outside to eat lunch.
"Naruto, Katsumi, can I talk to you two for a second?" Iruka asked the two children. They walked up to him without arguing. "What are you two doing?"
"What do you mean Iruka-sensei?" the redhead asked.
"We've got nothing up our sleeves if that's what your asking. We're kinda tired from morning training with Gai-sensei this morning." the blonde said, backing up the claim.
"Gai-sensei?" the scar-nosed shinobi asked.
"Yeah, he's always going on about the flames of youth." Katsumi said.
"And he's pretty tough."
"And all that green!" they both said at the same time as they both laughed.
"I'll check up on that. Now go and enjoy lunch." he smiled as he dismissed the kids for lunch.
"What was up with Iruka-sensei?" Naruto asked.
"He probably thought that we were pulling a prank." Katsumi replied.
"Hello, N-Naruto, K-Katsumi" Hinata said to the duo, as a small blush crept across her cheeks.
"Hey Hinata. Wanna have lunch with us?" Katsumi asked. She knew that she loved Naruto very much. She didn't know how but she did. Hinata was very surprised to hear the invite from Naruto's friend Katsumi.
"Yeah, that sounds like fun. Wanna join us?" Naruto asked. Now she was really surprised. The boy she really likes want her to join him for lunch.
"Y-yes. I-I-I w-would love t-to." the blush grew more as she spoke.
After a peaceful lunch for once, well… not for Sasuke. He was being bothered by his fan girls as usual. They all made it back to the class room. It was a very uneventful day. But while the blonde and redhead were walking back to their apartment building, Katsumi had a flash of something amazing.
She saw two men doing something strange. They were both chanting something different then the other. One was 'Kamehameha', the other was 'Galick Gun'. They were both so incredible, she couldn't believe it. The struggle they had was intense. Either side could win. Then she heard the one who said 'Kamehameha', shout 'Kaioken time four', and the other guy was launched from that attack.
'What was that? Can I do that too?' she wanted to see if she could find out what she could about that energy she saw.
Two weeks in, Gai had them meditating to help train their minds. Katsumi decided that she was going to focus on her center. Placing her hands around her bellybutton, she began to concentrate. It took some time, but about a half an hour in, she felt a strange pull. When she let it out her hands felt warm.
When she opened her eyes, she saw a purple sphere in her hands. "Gai-sensei!" she called "Look at this!"
The young jonin walked up and was shocked to see the glowing sphere. "What youthful thing is this?" he asked, "I've never seen anything like it before."
"I don't know, I thought you might since you're a shinobi and all."
"What'cha do?" Naruto asked, Katsumi then showed him what she did. "Whoa! I've never seen anything like that before!"
"I know!" Katsumi replied. "Let's go show this to the Hokage!"
"Good idea my youthful student! Let us go to the Hokage tower. Yosh!" He did his nice guy pose as his teeth shined.
Several minutes later at the Hokage tower, all of Konaha heard the third scream "WHAT THE?!"
"What's wrong old man?" Naruto asked.
"That's ki in her hands."
"What's ki?" the two children asked at the same time.
"Ki is your life force. You can't live without it. You die if you use too much. That's why we use chakara. That way, we only use a small amount and it won't kill us."
"So it's related to chakra? Like, if it had a child, then what we use everyday is ki's offspring?" the blonde asked.
"In a way yes. Ki is your physical energy, and when mixed with your spiritual energy is makes chakara." Sarutobi said.
"So, if it's like chakra, then it should have it's own reserves." Katsumi said.
"Think of it like this. Chakra is the child of two energies. The only way we can use more is to get stronger, thus both energies increase. When your chakra increases, that means that the parent energies increase too. So the more chakra you and use…" she trailed off for the Hokage to finish.
"The more the others can be used as well."
"I'll let you use it, but you must be careful not to use too much of it. It could kill you."
"Don't worry Lord Hokage, I won't over use it. I promise. Common Naruto, I'll show you how to do it." Both children ran out of the tower to begin using ki.
"Gai, you must promise me that these children will not use it to the point that they end up in the hospital.
"Gai's face became a serious one as he stared into the eyes of the Hokage. "You can count on me, Lord Hokage." He then ran out the door after the two children.
It was a year after Katsumi came to Konaha, and she knew she remembered everything about her past. It baffled her that she was turned into a child. She and Naruto were like brother and sister, they trusted each other. They trained together, ate together, even started funjutsu together.
Naruto came up with a way to seal and unseal the walls that kept their apartments separate, though they found out that their bathrooms were on the same wall, so they had to modify that. They also kept their true power and intellect hidden from the other students. A ninja is never to proclaim their true power to their enemy unless there is no way out.
"Naruto," she called, "I have something to tell you."
"What is it, sis?" he asked as he walked to her kitchen. He felt like she was the sister he never had. She chose the name Uzumaki to let people know that she felt like his sister. Not a lot of people liked that. She wasn't welcomed in as many stores anymore, but still a lot more than Naruto. And she knew why.
"I'm originally from another universe. One that knows about you."
"I know this sounds crazy, but it's true. I even know why the village hates you."
"You do?" he asked in surprise.
"Yes, but if I say, then I could be killed for it. It's an 'S' ranked secret." Naruto looked upset with that. He couldn't believe that the one person he cares for like a sister knows why they hate him, and she can't tell him why.
"I can't say it…" she said as she hung her head, but then she lifted up her head and her eyes held confidence and defiance. "but that doesn't mean I can't write it down." his eyes held happiness knowing that his life long question was about to be answered. "I even know about your parents."
Two years later, Katsumi and Naruto had fully mastered ki. But the other energy, the spiritual energy, they haven't spent as much time on that one. She came home early that day so she could feed the cat and then head out to do after school training with Naruto and their friends Hinata, Lee, and Shino. She wanted Shikamaru to join in, but he said it was 'too troublesome'. They trained two times a day, once with Gai in the morning, and once after school with the others.
She heard something from her bedroom. It didn't sound like her cat Bulma. She pulled out a kunai from her pouch and walked toward her bedroom. On her way to her room she saw something that she didn't want to see. Bulma was dead. She couldn't believe it! Someone had killed the cat she had taken out of the street. She had fed her and taken care of her for almost a year-and-a-half. She closed her eyes and gathered her ki and screamed at the top of her lungs, "YOU KILLED BULMA! YOU MONSTER!"
The man came out and saw that she was an academy student. He realized that he picked the wrong place to steal stuff from. No wonder he saw stuff for jutsus. He saw her open her eyes, they weren't normal. They were a deeper shade of purple than Hinata's eyes, and still had the black pupils. They looked like someone had taken a baseball bat to a window and had spider web cracks all over. He couldn't take his eyes away from her. He really wanted to, but he couldn't.
"I'll make you pay for what you've done." she growled. Then she realized something was going on. She saw what looked like wires connected to the man and her fingers. "What the?" As she looked at her hands with the wires, he began to move like a puppet. "Like Kankuro." she said to herself. "Let's see what I can do."
He was in a lot of pain. Now he wished that he ran out the door the moment he saw the jutsu scrolls. He was going to be in the hospital for a while, then he was going to be transferred to prison. Hiruzen walked up to the child. "Tell me what happened."
"I think I might have triggered my own bloodline." she said to him. She told him everything that she remembered the same day she told Naruto about her past, just a little bit before she spoke to her brother by bond. He was surprised that she found a loophole, and let her tell him.
"But you're from another world. How can you do that?" he asked.
"I don't know, but it's kind of like Suna's Puppet Technique."
"Are you sure?"
"I saw the strings on my fingers, like wires. I experimented on him. Oh, and one more thing. It doesn't use chakra."
"It uses ki. Trust me, I checked." The old man's eyes widened at that discovery. "Look I'll give you the full report later. I'm going to bury Bulma first. Then I'll go to training. I know they'll understand why I'm late." and with that, she ran out of the building and to went to her friends.
Another three years later, Naruto and Katsumi had Mizuki right where they wanted him. Naruto had deliberately failed his exam and recorded the conversation they had to confirm that he was a traitor to the village.
Iruka had arrived on the scene to see Naruto with the scroll that he obtained from the Hokage Tower. When in truth, it was given to them by the old man himself as a decoy to lore out Mizuki.
"Naruto, what are you doing with the scroll?"
"Hay Iruka-sensei. I knew you would find me before Mizuki-sensei."
"What are you doing here?"
"In truth, I'm luring out a traitor on orders from the old man." the blonde tensed, he could feel the evil chunin's ki approaching, and he would soon see that he wasn't alone. "Sensei you need to hide. Katsumi and I can handle him."
"What? She's here too?"
She appeared right beside him in a flash, "Yes Sensei, now come with me. He's only expecting Naruto to be here." The chunin instructor couldn't believe that they were doing this. She put her hand on his shoulder and said, "Don't worry, we planned for everything." He trusted his students. He knew that they were better then they were letting people think, and when Katsumi says they have a plan…it's unstoppable.
They both went to her perch and waited for the traitor, and he appeared after waiting a short while.
'Mizuki? What's he doing here?'
"Good work, Naruto. Now hand over the scroll."
"I don't think so, traitor." Naruto said in defiance.
"I failed on purpose to draw you out."
"He did?" Iruka whispered to Katsumi.
"Yes he did. We've been playing the Ninja Academy for years, pretending to be the worst, when we are really the best." his student replied. While Mizuki was digging himself into a hole in which there was no escape.
"But why did you do that?" Iruka asked.
"A true ninja hides his skills, forcing the enemy to calculate for strength that he does not know about." Katsumi replied.
"I think I get it. I know you two are good, but just how good are you two?"
"YOU ARE THE NINE TAILED FOX!" Mizuki shouted at Naruto thinking that it would make him cry or something.
"Actually, that is a misconception." Naruto said plainly. Mizuki was seething with rage while Iruka looked shocked.
"He'll explain." the redhead said in the trees.
"Katsumi found out and talked to the old man about it. He said that anyone who said it would be punished by death. She immediately saw a loophole. They didn't say you couldn't write it down. Plus I'm a jinchuriki. That pretty much means that I'm keeping the furball in check."
"You fool! I'll kill you and take the scroll from you!" Mizuki threw his giant shuriken at him and Naruto blocked it with the scroll."Yeah, about that." the scroll exploded into a cloud of smoke to reveal the scroll to be a log. "You've been logged." (AN: Hope you like the joke for those who got it.)
"I'll kill you!" he came in as fast as he could, kunai in hand ready to strike the blonde down. As he slashed through Naruto he fizzled out of existence."A clone?"
"Nope," the Chunin looked behind him to see Naruto with his jacket off. He was wearing an orange turtle gi with a black undershirt, obi and wristbands. Upon further inspection he saw the child had a lot of muscle that he was hiding under his jacket. "Just that fast." Naruto punched him hard in the gut, causing the man to drop like a fly. "Now that's just sad."
"Careful, Naruto," Katsumi said as she jumped from the tree, "He just might have one more trick up his sleeve."
"And that I do." Mizuki's arm started to be covered with red markings that became black paws across his body. Iruka couldn't take it, he came down from his perch, and looked at his friend in horror. "What is that?"
"One of Orochimaru's cursed seals." Katsumi said. "Don't ask."
"I don't know how you knew brat, but I will kill all of you."
"And then what? Say that Naruto did it all? The Hokage is watching this all on his crystal ball."
"That's right. You're busted." she cupped her hands on her left side away from Mizuki. "Now I could just pound the daylights out of you, but I want to end this quickly. Plus I always wanted to do this."
"And what is that? Some new jutsu?"
"You're in for it now, traitor." Naruto said.
"What is that?" Iruka asked.
"It's something we like to call Kijutsu."
"Ki-what-now? That sounds stupid." Mizuki said.
"Me…" a glowing blue sphere appeared in her hands. "HA!" She fired it and it sent the traitor into several trees, and he finally crashed into a rock. "You wanna get that bro?"
"Sure." He then formed a seal that make the scared ninja do a double take. "Shadow Clone Jutsu!" Several Naruto clones popped into existence.
"How did he…"
"We learned that one a few years ago. You see, we both know that Naruto has a lot of chakra. That means that he has a lot of trouble controlling it. So the only way he can use any kind of clone is if it takes lots of chakra and little control. It's also really great with chakra control exercises."
"Well, it cuts your power between you and your clones. You also retain their memories when they dispelling, so you could master a difficult jutsu in a fraction of the time. The only problem is how many you can dispel without ending up in a coma."
"And how do you know this?"
"I heard stories."
"All done over here!" one of the blonds said.
"Thank you! Oh, look, here comes the AMBU." Katsumi said with excitement. She knew two of the people coming. Yamato, and Yugao were coming in with several others to collect the traitor that Naruto had tied up. Although the two of them would be better known as… "Hello Bear, Cat."
"Hello Katsumi, are you staying out of trouble?" Yugao asked.
"Well that's going to be harder since I'm a ninja now. Trouble will find me where ever I go."
"That is true, but you will need to be careful out there." Yamato said.
"Don't worry, I'll be fine. You've seen me training with the guys. It's 'explosive'."
"Kijutsu is capable of a lot of damage." Naruto said as he dispelled his clones. "Hey, old man, what's up?"
The elderly Hokage walked up to his favorite blonde with a smile with his hands behind his back. "Hello everyone, I see you caught Mizuki. Very good. I think your log pun was very interesting."
"Actually it was Katsumi that came up with that. She said it all the time when we spared and she would use the substitution jutsu on me. Then she would say, 'Logged'!" They chucked at the joke.
"Naruto, I have something for you." Iruka said smiling at his favorite student.
"What is it Iruka-sensei?" the whiskered boy asked with excitement.
"Your going to have to close your eyes." the blonde did so, and Iruka went and took off his own headband and was about to put it on his head. When Sarutobi pulled from behind his back a black cloth. They quickly replaced the cloth and Iruka put it on the boy's forehead. "Okay you can open you eyes now." Naruto saw that Iruka didn't have his headband on.
"Iruka-sensei…are you saying that I…passed?"
"Yes I am, Naruto."
Hope it didn't seem rushed to you. I wanna get started on the action that team seven will have. Hope you enjoyed it. Please review. God bless you.